Here is the thing, simple as it gets. Doing beats not doing, every day, all day. Of course, there are those people who perpetually make excuses. They have an endless list of reasons as to why it does not pay to even attempt to do something. They are trapped in a mental universe of negative thoughts and stale perspectives. This prevents them from taking action. This is most easily illustrated by example. For instance, the majority of people realize that the 21st century is a time of globalization. We are more connected via the Internet, technology and international commerce, than ever before. It stands to reason that, by virtue of the world’s greater interconnectedness, there is a greater need to learn foreign languages than there might have been just a short five or ten years ago.